France signed infrastructure contracts in Kenya worth more than 2 billion Euros ($2.26 billion) on Thursday, including a 1.6 billion Euro 30-year concession for a Vinci-led consortium to operate a highway between Nairobi and Mau Summit.

Renewables firm, Voltalia also sealed a 70 million Euro contract for two solar power plants, while an Airbus-led consortium won a 200 million euro contract for coastal and maritime surveillance.

The contracts were signed during a visit by President Emmanuel Macron, who is seeking to boost trade in the East Africa region.